Profit • Planet • People

Impact Entrepreneurship Magazine’s subscribers are change agents, independent thought leaders, innovators and inspired individuals strongly interested in triple bottom line results; that is,  making a difference in areas relating to PEOPLE, the PLANET and developing a sustainable business that makes a PROFIT.

This publication seeks to disseminate impact entrepreneurial activities, success stories and case studies from  each business sector that has the greatest impact upon many causes discussed here.

Social-Impact Issues

Education – Impact entrepreneurship can make a measurable impact on this sector by focusing on innovative and  sustainable ways to increase, improve, optimize, prevent, mitigate, reduce or eliminate:

  • Increase access to education
  • Improve access to facilities
  • Increase the number and quality of teachers
  • Improve overall student performance

These impact metrics are currently most pertinent to educational institutions.

Health - Impact entrepreneurship can make a measurable impact on this sector by focusing on innovative and  sustainable ways to increase, improve, optimize, prevent, mitigate, reduce or eliminate:

  • Improve overall health and wellness
  • Increase access to health care facilities
  • Optimize utilization of health care facilities
  • Reduce occupancy in overburdened health care facilities
  • Reduce wait time for patient care
  • Prevent and mitigate specific diseases

These metrics are currently most pertinent to hospitals and clinics.

Human Rights – Impact entrepreneurship can make a measurable impact on this sector by focusing on innovative and  sustainable ways to increase, improve, optimize, prevent, mitigate, reduce or eliminate:

  • Improve human equality and empowerment
  • Improve human rights protections or expansion

Community Development - Impact entrepreneurship can make a measurable impact on this sector by focusing on innovative and  sustainable ways to increase, improve, optimize, prevent, mitigate, reduce or eliminate:

  • Conflict resolution

Information - Impact entrepreneurship can make a measurable impact on this sector by focusing on innovative and  sustainable ways to increase, improve, optimize, prevent, mitigate, reduce or eliminate:

  • Increase access to information

Environmental-Impact Issues

Food - Impact entrepreneurship can make a measurable impact on this sector by focusing on innovative and  sustainable ways to increase, improve, optimize, prevent, mitigate, reduce or eliminate:

  • Food security
Agriculture  - Impact entrepreneurship can make a measurable impact on this sector by focusing on innovative and  sustainable ways to increase, improve, optimize, prevent, mitigate, reduce or eliminate:
  • Improve the environmental aspects of agriculture practices
  • Improve agricultural productivity performance measures
  • Increase the capacity-building capabilites of agricultural practices

These metrics may be pertinent to organizations operating throughout the agricultural value chain.

Water - Impact entrepreneurship can make a measurable impact on this sector by focusing on innovative and  sustainable ways to increase, improve, optimize, prevent, mitigate, reduce or eliminate:

  • Improve the performance of products and services that conserve water
  • Improve the quality of water
  • Increase the availability of quality water
  • Optimize the output of water treatment or conservation devices
  • Optimize water storage and delivery mechanisms
  • Increase access to clean water
  • Improve water resources management
Energy  - Impact entrepreneurship can make a measurable impact on this sector by focusing on innovative and  sustainable ways to increase, improve, optimize, prevent, mitigate, reduce or eliminate:

The energy metrics have been designed to capture performance measures for products and services that seek to reduce energy consumption or conserve energy resources, such as energy efficient technologies or alternative energy producers.

  • Access to energy
  • Energy and fuel efficiency
  • Sustainable energy

Environment - Impact entrepreneurship can make a measurable impact on this sector by focusing on innovative and  sustainable ways to increase, improve, optimize, prevent, mitigate, reduce or eliminate:

The environment metrics have been designed to capture the performance of products and services that conserve natural resources, reduce threats to biodiversity, or reduce land- and air- based pollution.

  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Pollution prevention & waste management

Natural Resources - Impact entrepreneurship can make a measurable impact on this sector by focusing on innovative and  sustainable ways to increase, improve, optimize, prevent, mitigate, reduce or eliminate:

  • Natural resources conservation
  • Sustainable land use

Economic-Impact Issues

Housing/Community Facilities - Impact entrepreneurship can make a measurable impact on this sector by focusing on innovative and  sustainable ways to increase, improve, optimize, prevent, mitigate, reduce or eliminate:

  • Increase development of affordable housing projects
  • Increase the percent of affordable housing
  • Increase the use of green-building practices

Economic Development Impact entrepreneurship can make a measurable impact on this sector by focusing on innovative and  sustainable ways to increase, improve, optimize, prevent, mitigate, reduce or eliminate:

  • Increase employment generation
  • Improve income
  • Improve productivity growth

Financial Services - Impact entrepreneurship can make a measurable impact on this sector by focusing on innovative and  sustainable ways to increase, improve, optimize, prevent, mitigate, reduce or eliminate:

  • Increase access to microfinance institutions
  • Increase access to community development finance institutions
  • Increase access to financial services
  • Increase charitable giving

Technology  - Impact entrepreneurship can make a measurable impact on this sector by focusing on innovative and  sustainable ways to increase, improve, optimize, prevent, mitigate, reduce or eliminate:

  • Telecommunications Servcies
  • Information Technology Infrastructure/ Facilities Development
  • Technical Assistance Services

Issues: Do You Have A Solution?

The following business sectors all need creative solutions…

  • Agriculture
  • Artisanal
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Financial Services
  • Health
  • Housing Development
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Infrastructure/ Facilities Development
  • Technical Assistance Services
  • Tourism
  • Supply Chain Services
  • Water
  • other…

How can you create an impact?

Awareness-Impact Issues

MINDSET MATTERS

The Entrepreneurial Economy

Moving From Corporate Responsibility to Strategic Impact

Consciously Creating A Better World Through Commerce

 

One Mind – Many Markets

Business as a Path of Awakening

  • Research shows that entrepreneurs worldwide – at both the established and early-stage phases – exhibited higher ratings on subjective well-being compared to populations not involved in entrepreneurship activities, suggesting that entrepreneurship could be a good career choice for most.
  •  Entrepreneurs exhibit relatively higher rates of subjective well-being in comparison to individuals who are not involved in the process of starting a business or owning-managing a business. Another relevant result is that female entrepreneurs in innovation-driven economies exhibit on average a higher degree of subjective well-being than males.
  • This original research opens up possibilities for exploring the role of women and men entrepreneurs doing well by doing good, and looking beyond the traditional notion of development generally associated with economic indicators